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Ski Patrol Phone Numbers

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

So in the recent tree well rescue thread, Steverandomno said, "I wonder how many of us ski with a phone but never put the patrol number in our contacts?" That really got me thinking. Many times I've THOUGHT about adding the ski patrol numbers for all my frequent mountains, but have never actually gotten around to it for no good reason (until now). I have family coming up to visit me next week, with a mix of skill levels. We'll be skiing Moonlight Basin and Big Sky. SO, I thought a quick visit to the websites would prove an easy way to find the patrols' phone numbers. Nope. For whatever reason, I couldn't easily find the numbers on the websites. Seems that would be a very easy, and good thing for them to include! The thought of having to abandon my wife or a friend to go get help scares me, especially if it could have been easily avoided if only I had the number (and a signal) handy. Would hate to have to call information, or deal with menus if you only have minutes to spare.

 

I called Moonlight Basin's general hotline, and of course you get a big long message, followed by a menu, which I made the mistake of going to the wrong selection, which led me to somebody's voicemail who wasn't available. Had to call again, and try a different extension. Finally, got a friendly person who hooked me up with their patrol's number. After some more digging, I found the Big Sky number on the website. It was the "contact us" option on the bottom of the page...duh. Still, I'm a little surprised that each website doesn't have a dedicated page for their ski patrol.

 

Anyhow, perhaps this thread could be a directory of sorts for Ski Patrol phone numbers to save each other the bit of hassle it takes to hunt them down. I'm sure that getting the phone numbers at each mountain is a piece of cake, but with the usual business of getting the day going at the mountain, I always seem to forget. Anyway, I made a few phone calls, and the numbers I've been given are as follows:

 

Disclaimer: You should verify the numbers against what they have listed AT the mountain (in case I or anyone here made an error), or make sure they're up to date as time goes on.

 

Big Sky: (406) 995-5880

 

Moonlight Basin: (406) 993-6651

 

Red Lodge: (406) 446-2610, ext. 306

 

Showdown: (406) 236-5522  -  no direct number to ski patrol, must ask to be transferred

post #2 of 23

Assuming your phone works.  Mine doesn't get reception most places I ski--thanks ATT. Better idea would be a whistle.  Universal distress signal is three--with a whistle 3 blasts. wait. 3 blasts. repeat. Chances are if you're in bounds, whether in cell phone range or not you'll be in whistle range, assuming someone knows what 3 means.

post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

True. Best not to completely rely on a cell phone, especially when so many carriers don't exactly provide the best service at many a mountain. A whistle is definitely a worthwhile item to have around. However, IF you have bars and the capability to make the call for someone, doesn't hurt to have the patrol numbers on hand.

post #4 of 23

Doesn't have to be an either/or.  

 

If there is no downside, no harm done, do both.  If you wear a backpack and it doesn't have a whistle already, you can buy a whistle buckle for a $1 or so, or for a few bucks more you can get a paracord bracelet with a buckle: 

 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=whistle+buckle

post #5 of 23

Got whistle, but also got phone numbers:

 

Baker  360-300-7070

Stevens 206-812-4510


Edited by Posaune - 2/14/13 at 9:29pm
post #6 of 23

Great minds think alike. The same thought occurred to me a month or so ago. I wanted to put ski patrol numbers for all of the northern Utah ski areas into my phone. Turns out it's not on the website. So, I decided I would just wait until I went on first trip and look on the trail map. Turns out it's not there either. I will work on further, but if anyone knows the numbers already, that would be great.   

post #7 of 23

And I too having been meaning to go thru this same exercise for Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar - and like some others could find no info on Heavenly's website (my home mountain).  Also checked Vail Corps site but alas....... Sent an email to the  Heavenly National Ski Patrol website requesting emergency #'s for Tahoe Vail Corp patrol shacks.  Quickly received a nice response as follows:

 

John

 

Join Epic Mix. I’m told on the phone app in the upper right hand corner there is a ski patrol cross that will show you the phone numbers assigned to each resort’s “emergency” number in the Vail system…

Thanks for your help alerting us to issues! We’re always interested in shortening the response times.

Best, Greg

 

Good to know and will probably benefit most of you in the Tahoe area - though unfortunately (for me) I haven't yet made the shift to a smart phone.  Yet another reason to do so - I suppose.  Meanwhile, guess I'll just stop by the patrol; shacks during next visits unless one of you has already done your homework and posts the numbers. 

post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdleuck View Post

And I too having been meaning to go thru this same exercise for Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar - and like some others could find no info on Heavenly's website (my home mountain).  Also checked Vail Corps site but alas....... Sent an email to the  Heavenly National Ski Patrol website requesting emergency #'s for Tahoe Vail Corp patrol shacks.  Quickly received a nice response as follows:

 

John

 

Join Epic Mix. I’m told on the phone app in the upper right hand corner there is a ski patrol cross that will show you the phone numbers assigned to each resort’s “emergency” number in the Vail system…

Thanks for your help alerting us to issues! We’re always interested in shortening the response times.

Best, Greg

 

Good to know and will probably benefit most of you in the Tahoe area - though unfortunately (for me) I haven't yet made the shift to a smart phone.  Yet another reason to do so - I suppose.  Meanwhile, guess I'll just stop by the patrol; shacks during next visits unless one of you has already done your homework and posts the numbers. 

and here they are from my epicmix:
E Emergency

N Non Emergency

 

Vail:
970 754 1111 (E)

970 754 4610 (N)

 

Beaver Creek:

970 754 5111 (E)

970 754 6610 (N)

 

Breck
970 496 7292 (E)

970 496 7294 (N)

 

Keystone:

970 496 3100 (E)

970 496 3101 (N)

 

Heavenly:
530 542 6900 (E)

530 542 6900 (N) same

 

Northstar:

530 562 3444 (E)

530 562 3445 (N)

 

Kirkwood:
209 258 7224 (E)

209 258-7224 (N) same

post #9 of 23

Wow!, that was quick.  Ask and you shall receive.  wink.gif  I knew someone would come thrrogh....thanks raytseng

PS  Anyone have a # for Mt. Rose ski patrol?

post #10 of 23

I can confirm that your phone numbers for Big Sky and Moonlight ski patrols are correct but would reiterate that they are emergency numbers and not informational numbers.

 

The best local cell service provider is Verizon and coverage is pretty decent across both areas.

post #11 of 23

Steamboat Ski Patrol

 

970 871 5911

 

I hope no one has to use it!

post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bunion View Post

I can confirm that your phone numbers for Big Sky and Moonlight ski patrols are correct but would reiterate that they are emergency numbers and not informational numbers.

 

The best local cell service provider is Verizon and coverage is pretty decent across both areas.

 

Haha. Quite true. If you want current snow conditions, please don't use these numbers.

 

Also true that Verizon works well in the area. I have T-Mobile, which roams on Cellular One and Chinook there, so it's not nearly as good but still works mostly. Still good to have the numbers stored in case anybody does have a phone that actually works if mine doesn't.

post #13 of 23

Alta- 801-799-3333

Canyons- 435-615-3322

Solitude-801-536-5753

Snowbasin-801-620-1017

post #14 of 23

Whitefish:  406-862-2940

 

Programmed into my phone and I have a whistle.  

 

Coverage problems in certain parts of Hellroaring Basin and below the halfway point on the back side.  

post #15 of 23

Alpine Meadows: 530-581-8222

Squaw Valley: 530-452-7145

 

Both are emergency numbers, from their iPhone apps.

post #16 of 23

Our boss tells us to carry our phones on the hill and to have Patrol's number programmed. Thankfully I've never had to use it for anybody in my class, but I've used it a number of times to call for other people. Super handy.

 

Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol (Stowe) 802-253-3620

post #17 of 23

Bump

 

Ran across this thread again while poking around.  More numbers should be added and everyone should be reminded to do this.  It won't hurt anything and it may help someone.  I've used my phone to notify patrol of accidents at both of my ski areas.

post #18 of 23

Great bump. Sometimes I forget, but I usually try to enter the patrol/emergency numbers for wherever I go into my contacts. 

 

I'm sure the folks running epic have plenty to do. But downloadable vcards with emergency numbers for all resorts in the resort section (at least in NA from my point of view) would be quite a service. Some places actually make it pretty hard to find their emergency or patrol numbers. For example, at Stevens you need to discern that  you need to call the main number and then the patrol aid room extension (206-812-4510 ext  4339 ). Others make it easy with well advertised dedicated emergency numbers. I much prefer the one button speed dial approach. One stop shopping would be a boon IMO. 

post #19 of 23

At Mt. Baker they post the phone number at the bottom of every lift and it goes directly to the aid room.  At Stevens I had to ask a patroller.  He didn't give me the extension, but when I used it I got through easily, though I don't remember if I had to talk to a person or they gave me a choice on the inevitable recording.

post #20 of 23

My opinion...  All and I mean All ski areas should put their emergency numbers on all their lift ticket products.

 

I have been told but never tested that I can dial 9-1-1 in Summit County Co and be transferred to whichever patrol/mountain is needed.  Once back east results of dialing 911 were unpredictable.  At top of mountain 911 connected to county #1.  Mid mountain it connected to county #2 and on the East side of the hill you could connect to county #3. 

post #21 of 23

Winter Park: 970 726-1480

 

Stratton: 802 297-4911

 

I happen to have these two.  It's not always easy to find ski patrol numbers, I find.

post #22 of 23

another bump...

 

Hunter Mtn. (NY)  800.486.8376

Mtn. Creek  (NJ)   973.864 8888

Brighton      (UT)  801.532.4731

Park City              435.615.1911

post #23 of 23

Wolf Ridge NC ski patrol 828-689-8542

trying to find some of the other numbers in our region but they sure are hard to find.

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